Image Comics To Publish French Comic ‘Lastman’ In English For The First Time

by Olly MacNamee

Balak, Michaël Sanlaville and Bastien Vivès‘ comic Lastman, originally published in France will be collected together and published in translation by Image/Skybound Comics. Lastman Book One, containing volumes 1 + 2 of the original French series and a new foreword by Robert Kirkman, is set to launch in November.

“Adrian Velba has trained all year to fight in the Valley of Kings’ legendary tournament. However, despite his ambition, he has no chance of winning. Not only is his partner unable to compete, but at 12 years old, Adrian is the longest of longshots. That is, until a mysterious, powerful stranger enters town, offering to join forces with Adrian. But who is Richard Aldana? And why in a world of magic does he rely solely on his fists?”

“Lastman is a revelation of immense creativity, thrilling as a fan and humbling as a creator. Balak, Sanlaville, and Vivès have combined to create an evolving story, each volume advancing the story in an entertaining and engaging way, while also being completely different than the volume before. It’s a masterclass in tone, originality, and world-building. It’s a series I’m absolutely obsessed with, and I’m sorry this quote seems dry and hyperbolic. I don’t mean for it to, I’m trying to be sincere. This is me, Robert Kirkman, trying to sincerely urge anyone reading this to buckle down and get ready for awesome when this book is finally available to you. I don’t like writing quotes like this. It’s not fun. I don’t know if they work. Are you reading this, still on the fence, waiting for these words to sway you into trying this amazing series? A mere glance at the art isn’t enough? Really? Okay. So I’m here, trying to help you. Because whether you know it or not, you need this book in your life. You just do. I don’t know you. I don’t know anything about your life. But I know that. You need to read this book. Everyone does. The world is a better place because this book is a part of it. Don’t you want to be a part of this world? It’s been a rough few years for everyone. Treat yourself. You deserve it. You deserve Lastman. Get it.” – Robert Kirkman

Lastman Book One will be available on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

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